Canon Lens Rumors

EF-S 17-85 Replacement on the Horizon? [CR2]

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New highend kit zoom coming?
I’m told we could see a replacement of the EF-S 17-85 IS lens as soon as February. The new lens would be slightly longer at the telephoto end and build quality reduced to lower the price. It will run concurrent with the 17-85 until stock is gone, possibly Christmas 2009.

The source says EF-S 17-90 f/4-5.6 IS.


18 responses to “EF-S 17-85 Replacement on the Horizon? [CR2]”

  1. @Lui

    “To start, the lens isn’t highly regarded; any acclaim it gets is the result of the lens’ decent IS and optical range.”

    Hmmmm… David Ziser likes it and uses it regularly. Bob Atkins seems to like it. DPReview likes it. Ken Rockwell likes it. I’ve used it since 2006 and it stacks up very well against my 17-40mm F/4L USM.

    But that’s just my take on it.


  2. Please don’t mention any of those people in the same paragraph as ken rockwell. It’s insulting to the people.

  3. I wish a new 17-85 will come out from Canon.
    But only if will be BETTER, not WORST than the actual one.
    Brighter, with less distorsion, with less chromatic aberrations; and , obviously, still with IS and USM.

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